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Posts published in “Day: September 14, 2023

Prioritise infrastructure financing – World Bank

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE World Bank Group has urged Zambia and other low-income countries in Africa to prioritise infrastructure financing to mitigate the challenges of access to electricity, water, sanitation and a good road network.World Bank vice-president for budget, performance review and strategic planning, Samuel Maimbo said conversation on sustainable financing was important, especially […]

Barrick plans ahead

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – BARRICK Gold Corporation projects will double the copper production at its Lumwana Mine in Zambia by 2031.Similarly, at global level, Barrick plans to double its copper output by the end of the decade and continue to increase its production of copper to an estimated 450, 000 tonnes per year by 2031. […]

Refs need to be upgraded, says Kamanga

By SANDRA MWILA – WITH no Zambian referee making the list of over 64 match officials picked to officiate at the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final tournament next year, Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says there omission was not due to competence but need to be modernised […]

Buffaloes shift attention to league

By RONALD CHAWE –AFTER a disappointing outing at the 2023 COSAFA Women’s Clubs Championship where they failed to defend the title and subsequently qualify for the CAF Champions League, Green Buffaloes coach Carol Kanyembo says the soldiers are now solely focussed on winning the Zambian league.In an interview, Kanyemba said Buffaloes were lucky to win […]

Olympic dream alive!

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIAN female lightweight boxer Felistus Nkandu is just one fight away from punching her way to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after clobbering her opponent Islam Ferchichi of Tunisia to reach the semi-finals at the ongoing Road...

Be innovative, FAZ challenges ZPL

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga has challenged the Zambia Premier League (ZPL) to be innovative and raise the money for the clubs that will be sustainable for them to run the game.Kamanga said this yesterday when he officially opened the stakeholders delinking of the league engagement workshop with […]

Accidents don’t just happen, they are caused!

FOUR people, including three teenage pupils have died after a speeding car careered off the road and rammed into them in Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area, while six others died in two other accidents in the Eastern Province.Such reports make sad reading but unfortunately they have continued occupying much of the media space.A week rarely goes […]

Bandits shoot two Indians, snatch K19,000

By JANE MWANSAPOLICE in Mansa have launched a manhunt for two criminals who shot and wounded two Indian nationals and grabbed K19,000 cash.Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale said criminals broke into the house which was occupied by three people and shot Muhammad Abdu, 55, on his left shoulder while Isaac Patel, 21, was shot in […]

Cabinet approves 2024 National Budget

By JOSEPH BANDA – CABINET has approved 2024 National Budget estimates of revenue and expenditure which Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane will present to Parliament on September 29, this year, Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda has said.Ms Kasanda said the 2024 estimates of revenue and expenditure were prepared in accordance with the Budget […]

3 pupils, 8 others killed in road crashes

By CHUSA SICHONE and JULIUS PHIRI – ELEVEN people, including three pupils on their way to school, have died in separate motor vehicle accidents in Lusaka and Eastern provinces in the last two days.In the Lusaka incident, a speeding Toyota Camry careered off the road and rammed into four pedestrians which included the three pupils […]

Exploit Zambia’s potential, HH woos Chinese investors

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has invited Chinese businesses to invest in the various sectors of Zambia’s economy and exploit the country’s strategic location and rich resource endowment.The President also urged Chinese airlines to consider launching direct flights to Zambia to facilitate regular business contacts.Read more

HH, Xi meet today

By JOSEPH BANDA –PRESIDEN Hakainde Hichilema is expected in Beijing, China today, where he will officially meet that country’s President Xi Jinping.State House Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka announced in a statement yesterday that after visiting Guangdong, Jiangxi, and Fujian provinces of China, where he held high-level meetings with political leadership and captains of industry, President […]

Gruesome murders!

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI and AGRIPPA CHANDA – POLICE in Mumbwa yesterday fought running battles with irate residents who took the law in their own hands, meting mob justice by killing two local businessmen they suspected were involved in the ritual murder of a man.In the mayhem that ensued, the crowd left a trail of destruction […]